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GretagMacbeth Introduces New Color Lab Productivity Suite

Published on 2005-01-31. Author : SpecialChem

NEW WINDSOR, NY-- GretagMacbeth announced the release of a new suite of color control software - Color iMatch and Color iQC. The new suite includes eight (8) new applications for color matching (formulation) and quality control in textile, apparel, paint, coatings, plastics and other industries where color control is important.

Beyond conventional color control, the new Color iMatch and Color iQC applications can integrate with existing systems for greater productivity in a single facility or entire supply chain. The new suite is based on an open architecture platform to allow for greater interoperability with other color control and related systems, including CAD and dispensing systems.

"Our customers want more than just accurate color matches - they want to be more productive on a global scale," says Richard Knapp, product manager - color & appearance business unit. "Our new Color i systems let them easily share data and quickly collaborate on color development with suppliers and customers anywhere in the world."

The suite enhances productivity in several ways:

  • Speeds color development in the laboratory and throughout the supply chain
  • Workflow-driven interface facilitates rapid learning and overall ease of use
  • Simplifies the management of multiple jobs that use a variety of processes and materials

In addition, optional "Professional" versions include an enhanced on-screen sample simulator that now includes appearance attributes such as texturing. The option is unique in that it's integrated into the Color i software and at a fraction of the cost of similar products. "This is a major breakthrough," says Knapp. "Now companies can obtain more true-to-life sample simulation without buying a separate software package that can cost tens of thousands more than Color i Professional Editions."

Knapp explains that more companies are relying on electronic color communications for faster product development and substantial cost savings. However, system and data incompatibilities have limited the success of widespread electronic color communication. The new Color i systems not only make it possible, but also make it easier and more cost effective.

Color iMatch and Color iQC are currently shipping.

About GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth is a leading innovator of enterprise color management technologies for graphic arts and digital imaging, paints, plastics, apparel, textiles and automotive, among other industries. The company, part of Amazys Holding AG headquartered in Regensdorf, Switzerland, maintains offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

NOTE: Color i is a trademark of GretagMacbeth, LLC

Source: GretagMacbeth

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